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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Crayons

Found a supply of crayons
stripped the broken ones for art projects
much more difficult than shelling beans.
and placed the unbroken ones
in a note card file box.

I remember saving the shavings when you sharpened a crayon.  You could make a picture and iron it between two pieces of waxed paper.  As the crayons melted it became even more magical.  Crayons can also be used when making a tie dyed shirt, where the crayon is ironed on, no dye will be absorbed.  I've noticed this year they have a machine called Melt N Mold.  Why didn't I think of that? Just in case Santa brings me one, I have my broken pieces ready.  If not, I will find a use for them.

14 comments:

Saucy Kodz said...

I didn't know there was such a machine as Melt N Mold. WOW - I've got lots of crayons sittin' round that the kids use when they visit and I keep buying new ones and olde ones go in a box. I think I would like that machine too. Smiles n Chuckles to you n yours. Hugz to Marcy. I rcvd M's card in mail yesterday. What a nice surprise and a lovely thought. Thanks sooooo much M xoxo

Linda Kay said...

My blogger friends come up with such great ideas that I have never heard of. Thanks for sharing this. I'll have to see if I can find a Melt N Mold for my grandson to use for his broken crayons.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I didn't know you could use them as tye-dye.

TexWisGirl said...

i think we used some in making candles if memory serves...

Linda Wildenstein said...

The melted crayon shavings was always one of my favorite "stained glass" creators. We made some this last summer even. As to the Melt n Mold.....we had one of those too and it was....well a disappointment. Had to use it outside because it smelled terrible. I expected it to smell like my beloved new box of crayons....uhhhh, not so much. But if you want one, I hope Santa delivers.
Love this post. Linda

Barbara said...

That is awesome, I have a huge green pumpkin full of crayons from when the grands were small, youngest is in college now. I just could not throw them away. Good ideas. Bless you

Farm Girl said...

I still love to make those things with the wax paper and the crayon shavings.
I do love boxes of new crayons. If truth be told that is why I hook rugs, it is like coloring with wool and so is dyeing the wool. Just big girl coloring. :)

Sandra said...

never heard of the melt and mold or ironing them on or in anything.. i wondered why you were saving the broken ones, now i know... i have one box of new that never got used from when my grandaughter used to come. she is now 28 and there they sit

Sketching with Dogs said...

When I was a kid there was nothing I loved more than a new box of crayons.
Lynne x

A Quiet Corner said...

i LOVE COLORING WITH MY GRANDDAUGHTER...:)jp

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, some of my fondest memories!

Brian Miller said...

oh we have melted a few crayons into stain glass in our day....smiles..crayons are the best! i was just coloring with my oldest last week...its so hard to find a good coloring book these days though

DesertHen said...

Loved melting crayons as a kid!

Lynne said...

I prefer crayons to markers . . . how about you?

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